1879 Rood Dress Makers' Magic Scale Tailor System

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Antique 1800s Rood Dress Makers' Magic Scale Tailor System Sewing Pattern Drafting Kit - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF


This is a PDF print-at-home copy of a rare tailoring system from the late 1800s. It is called The Dress Makers' Magic Scale and was invented and marketed by Will C. Rood. The scale, unlike other tailoring systems, is one simple triangle with curves set into the interior.

The system includes 1 scale, one instruction booklet dated 32nd edition 1878-1879, and 1 bonus Advanced Studies Booklet Supplement No. 2 from 1889.

The main instruction booklet teaches pattern drafting with the scale including bodice front and back, Gabrielle (3 piece basque), walking skirt, cloaks and sacques, loose-fitting garments, double-breasted garments, circulars, yokes, cutaways, children's clothes, and sleeves. We have improved this booklet by adding color pictures of popular dresses from an issue of Le Bon Ton magazine from 1880.

Antique 1800s Rood Dress Makers' Magic Scale Tailor System Sewing Pattern Drafting Kit - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF


The advanced studies booklets were supplements ordered by mail for current styles, extra collars, hoods, different sleeves, etc.

The size range of the bodice expands from an 18 to 56-inch bust!

The scale measures 20" long and is meant to be taped together after printing. In the printed version below, the scale is full-sized and may be pasted to poster-board and then cut out. 

Rood Dressmaker's magic scale printed chart and booklet.


Antique 1800s Rood Dress Makers' Magic Scale Tailor System Sewing Pattern Drafting Kit - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF
Antique 1800s Rood Dress Makers' Magic Scale Tailor System Sewing Pattern Drafting Kit - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF
Antique 1800s Rood Dress Makers' Magic Scale Tailor System Sewing Pattern Drafting Kit - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF
Antique 1800s Rood Dress Makers' Magic Scale Tailor System Sewing Pattern Drafting Kit - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF

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